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This week on A Chef's Table...
Midnight Snacking

Picture this...it's after midnight, you can't sleep and the refrigerator is calling. Or, like many chefs, you've just finished a long shift at work and deserve some down time before hitting the hay. Chef Coleman asks his colleagues just that - what do you enjoy eating in those wee hours of the morning-- what's your favorite midnight snack? Some folks might surprise you! We'll also talk with Corrine Trang about Asian noodle recipes -- good for any time of the day. Plus, the history of one of our favorite snacks, the potato chip. Later, artisan cheese from Vermont, and cuisine from the land of the midnight sun. And, a nutritionist weighs in on the midnight snack habit and you'll be surprised to hear what she has to say.

Credit: "Midnight snacking...Nigella Lawson style..." photo by flickr user myDefinition

This week's featured recipe:
Strawberry Ice Cream

This week's featured books:

Noodles Every Day: Delicious Recipes From Ramen to Rice Sticks
by Corrine Trang

Six Hundred and Sixty Curries
by Raghavan Iyer

Crunch: the History of the Great American Potato Chip
by Dick Birhans

The Widow Clicquot
by Tilar Mazzeo

The Foie Gras Wars
Mark Caro

Atlas of American Artisan Cheese
by Jeff Roberts

All Heart Family Cookbook
by Suzanne Banfield and Kathy Kastan

Kitchen of Light
by Andreas Viestad


Check out Lari Robling's book "Endangered Recipes."

Maureen Petrosky's website



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